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Thread: Is this still Appias olferna?

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    Default Is this still Appias olferna?

    Seems to lack the darker venal coloration of a typical male and appears almost totally white except for slight yellow colortion at the costa of the hindwing


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    It is always good to state the lodation.
    I presume it is not t6aken in India.

    What is formerly A. libythea is now separated into two species.
    True A. libythea being in much of India & A. olferna from northeast India eastwards.

    There are examples of A. olferna in which the underside is almost unmarked as in A. libythea.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pie/20220001.html
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...SUNNY-CHIR.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...9c2ad1c7-1.jpg

    A. libythea is much less heavily marked on both sides.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...7f5666e3-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...ba459dae-1.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...oman_an553.jpg


    If this is taken well within A. olferna territory it is A. olferna.
    Those dark striae on the HW are also rarely seen in the male A. libythea.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    It was taken in Selangor. Sorry about not stating the location. Thanks Dr Seow!

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